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Jay Brandrup

Since 1995, Jay has been leading the technology curve here in Birmingham as founder and principal of Kinetic. Under his guiding hand, Kinetic has been molded into a company that focuses on bringing the energy of new technologies to traditional business models.

Responsible for company-wide resource management, Jay encourages all team members to contribute to the way Kinetic functions. His mantra for management? “Speak frankly and carry a fun attitude.” Folks get a kick out of working at Kinetic, and the company has remained strong.

Jay currently serves on the Board of Directors for REV BirminghamLakeshore FoundationTechBirmingham, TechAlabama, and Magic City Art Connection. He also currently serves on Oakworth Capital’s Advisory Board, Southern Research’s Advisory Board, UAB’s IS Advisory BoardBirmingham Regional Enterprise Council, and the board of UCP of Alabama. Jay has also served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

Jay was selected as one of Birmingham’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2002 after being nominated by business peers for this 18th annual class of Birmingham’s young business leaders. He was also selected for Children’s Hospital’s 2010 Committee for the Future. Jay also stays involved with the Birmingham Business Alliance’s Entrepreneur’s Roundtable Program, and the Birmingham Venture Club.

Jay is an honors graduate of Auburn University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and was inducted into Spades honorary as one of the top ten seniors. Jay’s served on the board for the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club and, in the College of Business, he’s been a guest speaker at Finance Day and a Lowder Visiting Executive-in-Residence.

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